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Poster: merryjerry1 Date: Jan 24, 2014 11:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Wit and Wisdom of Owsley

Great link!

When did Bear move to Australia? And when, maybe, did he start talking about doing so, I wonder? Is that line about movin' to Australia by Weir just prior to the 'Estimated Prophet' at the 7/8/78 Red Rocks show in reference to Bear?

https://archive.org/details/gd1978-07-08.sbd.miller.106070.flac16

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Jan 24, 2014 11:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Wit and Wisdom of Owsley

He moved to Australia in the early '80s.
The book Conversations with the Dead has an account (p.292) about meeting Bear at Phil's house circa 1984:
"He arrived with a map of the world showing the mean temperatures at the height of the last Ice Age and delivered a 90-minute lecture on a thermal cataclysm that he said would begin with a six-week rainstorm and leave the entire Northern Hemisphere uninhabitable. Where would we go to survive this? To north-central Australia... When Bear passed around the Australian visa applications, we all accepted them politely but noncommittally."

More details on his meat diet:
"When he was younger, Bear read about the Eskimos eating only fish and meat and became convinced that humans are meant to be exclusively carnivorous. The members of the Grateful Dead remember living with Bear for several months in 1966 in Los Angeles, where the refrigerator contained only bottles of milk and a slab of steak, meat they fried and ate straight out of the pan. His heart attack several years ago had nothing to do with his strict regimen, according to Bear, but more likely the result of some poisonous broccoli his mother made him eat as a youth."
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/For-the-unrepentant-patriarch-of-LSD-long-2581601.php

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Poster: merryjerry1 Date: Jan 25, 2014 1:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Wit and Wisdom of Owsley

Nice, thanks.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 25, 2014 11:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Wit and Wisdom of Owsley

I assume everyone recognizes that Bear is a CHAMPION of the Naturalistic Fallacy, alluded to elsewhere on the board.

It just doesn't fly (what "is" is not necessarily ever what "should" be...Eskimos included).

If you really want to discuss our dentition, and what it suggests about the "primary diet" our teeth have evolved with, its clearly omnivorous...but, like all primates, eating meat is a very real part of it, if you examine all prehistory humanoids, SDH included.

;)